Tory Starr is The Takeaway's digital producer, based out of The World newsroom at WGBH in Boston. Tory worked previously on the web team for the national PBS series American Experience, and on several film shoots, including HBO's Stranger's No More, which won the 2011 Oscar for Best Documentary Short. Tory has played fastpitch softball her whole life and never turns down an invite to lace up the cleats.
Tory Starr appears in the following:
Friday, July 27, 2012
We asked you: What should the Olympic theme song be for your favorite event?
Monday, June 25, 2012
Today on the show we asked our listeners: "What books have shaped you as an American?" We got some great responses.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
George Zimmerman's defense team has posted a video where he re-enacts the fatal shooting. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the February 26 shooting of Trayvon Martin, although his lawyers claim he is protected under Florida's "stand your ground" law.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Two kids starting high school. In New York City Public schools, that is an exciting moment and something of a relief. It concludes what can be a harrowing admissions process. My wife and I are certainly glad that's over for our twin 13-year-old daughters, but having two girls going into ninth grade starts something else rolling. The first day of ninth grade will be the first step down that long road to choosing and being ready — financially and otherwise — for college.
Friday, June 08, 2012
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Today we asked our twitter followers: What sounds from your childhood are going extinct? Rotary phones? Dial-up connections? Tetris?
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
What is essential knowledge for an American citizen? For the government, that's not a philosophical question, it's a pragmatic list of essential civic knowledge, codified in the citizenship test. Think you could pass? Try it out with this practice test from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services department.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
We had a great response to today's conversation about this year's crop of college graduates. Check out this collection of responses from viewers, who called, texted, and posted advice for those facing the job market for the first time.
Friday, April 27, 2012
After we aired the segment "Lonely in a Digital Age" on Wednesday, we got lots of responses from listeners. Many agreed with our guest, Sherry Turkle, who argued that our digital-saturated society has sacrificed conversation in favor of connection. However, we also heard from those who believe that digital innovations have allowed them to communicate in ways previously impossible.
Lauren Howie is a 26-year-old leasing consultant in Atlanta, Georgia. She has a speech impediment, and she told us how technology has helped her communicate.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Here are the top 10 most relaxing tunes:
1. Marconi Union - Weightless
2. Airstream - Electra
3. DJ Shah - Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix)
4. Enya - Watermark
5. Coldplay - Strawberry Swing
6. Barcelona - Please Don't Go
7. All Saints - Pure Shores
8. Adele – Someone Like You
9. Mozart - Canzonetta Sull'aria
10. Cafe Del Mar - We Can Fly
Your take: What music keeps you calm? Comment here or go to our Facebook page to join the conversation.
Monday, April 09, 2012
After a conversation with filmmaker Lena Dunham about her new HBO show "Girls", John Hockenberry asks for some advice: should he tell his 13-year-old daughters about "Girls"?
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Friday, March 02, 2012
The Takeaway host John Hockenberry spoke Friday at TED2012 in Long Beach, California.
Design has always been a part of Hockenberry's life. His father, who was a designer for IBM and Kodak, taught him what good design looked like.